During my short stay in England I visited Great Dixter house and gardens.
Christopher Lloyd, the author of many gardening books, spent his childhood there and created one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen. There are fields full of meadow flowers, yew topiary, mixed borders and an exotic garden. It's a romantic, dreamy garden and a joy to walk through.
At the moment of visiting my friends and I were the youngest garden lovers walking around. It reminded me of a remark one of my daughters made when she heard we were going to see some gardens: 'mum are you going on a tour for the elderly again'! The fact is, they love it just as much as I do :-)
Christopher Lloyd passed away several years ago, but his head gardener, Fergus Garrett maintains the garden just the way Christopher Lloyd did. When you plan a trip to Kent or Sussex it's very much worthwhile visiting.
Great Dixter is open from the 1st of April until the 28th of October, tuesday to sunday. You can find more information on the website.
Happy weekend to you all!
Lieve groet, Madelief x